DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 20: Kealoha Pilares #81 of the Carolina Panthers returns a second quarter kick return for a touchdown while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Though it is tempting to forgo the Game Ball of the Week award after a tough loss like what we saw against the Lions I think there were some worthy performances. Back away from the ledge Panther fans this is a process and we are just getting started. I say enjoy the ride!
Our Game Ball of the Week nominees are:
KR Kealoha Pilares - Pilares returned a kick off for a TD for the first Panther return TD since 2003
RB Jonathan Stewart - Stewart was targeted 6 times and caught all 6 balls for a total of 87 yards
RB DeAngelo Williams - Williams collected 73 yards on just 10 carries for a 7.3 ypc average; he added 32 yards on a single reception as well
LB Jordan Senn - Senn filled in a LB and forced a fumble and added 6 tackles
LB James Anderson - Anderson had 10 tackles, 2 passes defensed and an INT
S Charles Godfrey - Godfrey logged 8 tackles, 2 passes defensed and an INT as well
DE Thomas Keiser - Keiser came off the practice squad bench two weeks ago and logged 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss and 2 QB hurries.
Like I said we have some very deserving performances but I'm not going to single any out at the moment so as to not skew the poll but it think you have a tough job ahead. So there are your choices for Panthers Game Ball of the Week. The poll is after the jump...
Week 11 Panther Game Ball of the Week winner is...
Kealoha Pilares (129 votes)
Jonathan Stewart (2 votes)
DeAngelo Williams (14 votes)
James Anderson (21 votes)
Jordan Senn (6 votes)
Thomas Keiser (144 votes)
Charles Godfrey (1 vote)
317 total votes